Nadifa Mohamed, the illustrious Somali author of Black Mamba Boy continues to push the boundaries with her new project which she collaborated with Shortfire Press and Ustwo design studio. Nadifa wrote a short story called ‘Summer In the City’ which has been transformed into a bass-pumping, saxophone-tooting cinematic wonderland which you can download on your mobile phone or tablet. In case you didn’t catch a feature of Nadifa’s great first novel, check it out here. While you’re at it, visit our Somali literature page here and learn of other amazing Somali authors.
We’ve all heard of a cover or a mash-up but Somali sister pop duo FAARROW attempted something unique of late - a quad-mash-up that is as distinctly brilliant as it is a mark of their trade of late. The young sisters mashed-up covers from four artists, namely: Katy Perry, Frank Ocean, Kanye West and Jay Z! It not only evokes the breadth of their talent but the anticipation that is building up for their album release! Follow FAARROW on twitter here and show them some love!. To learn more about these amazing sisters, check out our previous features on their work here.
You may have seen her on YouTube singing her heart out to ballads and covers but Laila Adam launched her new single “Love You Down” last week to critical success! Determined to outdo her critics, her single is raising eyebrows and has launched to much fan-fare. A Somali-American singer by way of Seattle, Washington, Laila continues to work hard at her passion for music. And as if this single wasn’t enough, check out her singing range with “want it”, a remix to Drake’s “Juice”. We are certain that this is just the beginning of great things to come! Visit iTune here and purchase her new single and share the love by following her here on twitter! Be Inspired! Be Positive! Be Somali!
To those who say that Africa continues to suffer from brain drain, meet Fahima Osman a Somali surgeon from Canada and a model for DOVE. Like countless others, Fahima’s journey is a path through refugee to heroine. As the first Canadian-trained doctor in her community and currently a volunteer in Somaliland, she has become an inspiration to women and refugees everywhere with her determination and success. This past month, actress Mandy Moore introduced Fahima who was being honored for her efforts by DOVE, the beauty care company. Much of Fahima’s success is attributable to her determination in school where she worked her way through university and achieved a scholarship to attend the prestigious Johns Hopkins medical school. After graduating as a general surgeon, Fahima graduated moved on to the true goal of her childhood - not only to become a doctor, but to return to Somaliland where she feels the best way to give back is by training and empowering young people to help themselves and future generations. For her efforts in giving back and for being the first Canadian-trained doctor of the largest African community, we salute her and ask you to join us. Read more about Fahima here and let DOVE know of your support by visiting and commenting on their Facebook page here.